A Snippet of History of Perry Hall, MD

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Perry Hall Mansion

High on the hill overlooking the Gunpowder River Valley sits the Perry Hall Mansion. This historic mansion dominated life in Northeastern Baltimore County in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

In the 1770s, iron-master Corbin Lee was to construct a new home on his 1,000-acre estate. Lee’s mansion was to be the centerpiece of his plantation, The Adventure. Before its completion, Lee passed away in December of 1773. In 1774, a wealthy planter named Harry Dorsey Gough purchased this 1,000-acre estate just north of the present-day Belair Road. The estate was later renamed “Perry Hall,” after Gough’s family home in Great Britain. The mansion was originally a five part Georgian structure, but 60 percent was lost in an 1839 fire. It was rebuilt in Greek Revival style and now has 16 rooms including a library, ballroom with crystal chandeliers and several spacious bedrooms.

After Gaugh’s death in 1808, the mansion remained in the family for nearly 50 years. The Mansion was sold to a group of investors in 1852 that carved the plantation into lots for houses, many of which went to German immigrants. By 2001, the estate had dwindled to four acres and the house was sold to Baltimore County for use as a museum and community center.

You can still see the beautiful and historic mansion as it still stands in the northern part of our community. Perry Hall Manson is located at: 3930 Perry Hall Road, Perry Hall, Maryland 21228

We all have passed the park off a Honeygo Boulevard. It opened in November of 2014, due to the shortage of athletic fields in the White Marsh/Perry Hall area. Naturally, the park was named after Harry Dorsey Gough, the founder of Perry Hall. Gough Park is located at: 9201 Honeygo Boulevard

 

 

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